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May 9: Happy Birthday Billy Joel and Candice Bergen


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It’s Billy Joel’s birthday—The Piano Man is turning 68.  The singer-songwriter has sold in the neighborhood of 150 million records in his career.  He began playing piano bars when he was still in high school, and in 1967 began performing full-time.  He formed his own band a few years later, and signed a contract with Columbia in 1972.  His first studio album with Columbia was not as big a success as he would later find typical, but it did fairly well, and the title track became one of his signature tunes and the source of his nickname.

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